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Craft kits are a great way to start a new hobby, and because they contain everything you need, you don’t have to make last minute trips to the store. Craft kits are also portable so you can take your work in progress on your next vacation or start a new craft while lounging on the couch. If you’re tired of binge-watching and need a break from the puzzle, why not try a new craft?
As a lifelong craftsman–My mother opened a thread and craft store when she was a toddler–I often try new crafts using a kit. That way, I also know if I should go to the trouble of investing in expensive art supplies or just move on to the next craft when I’m done with my kit.
Most craft kits are designed to pay off twice: entertainment for a few hours and something to hang, wear, or share. “The design of a kit can be more appealing to an adult as it can be a great addition to decorating a house,” says Jessie Decarlo, craft merchandiser for crafting superstore Joann. “Building the kit is also a mindful, calming process that is perfect for relaxing after a stressful day at work.”
When you’re ready to try a new craft, read on. We’ve rounded up some of the funnest craft kits for all skill levels, along with some tools to help you perfect your newfound hobby. Once you’ve learned the skills and have the tools you need, it’s time to start crafting, including these DIY Christmas ornaments, DIY Mother’s Day gifts, Halloween crafts, and more.
Hello Lovely soap making set
Best for: Those who like practical things
If you love the idea of beautiful handmade soaps but hate the price that comes with them, why not make your own? This kit shows you how to combine finely ground oatmeal and creamy shea butter into a soap that soothes, exfoliates and softens even the most sensitive skin types. You can also add the included soothing creamy vanilla scent for a soap that smells good enough to eat. There are enough ingredients in the kit to make up to ten bars of soap to share with friends – they’re also great gifts for grandmas.